Born: May 4, 1918, Greenwood, Arkansas.
Died: July 10, 1988, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Buried: Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Son of songwriter Eugene Bartlett, Sr., Gene was educated at John Brown University (BA), & Oklahoma Baptist University (BM, honorary DMus). He served as minister of music at three Baptist churches in Arkansas; at Trinity Baptist Church, Oklahoma City (1947-54); and Director of Church Music for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (1954). He was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2000.
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